Dad's Original Uniform Jacket
Dad's uniform jacket at the time of his discharge from the Army.
Dad's nickname "BING" (he had a deep voice like the famous Mr. Crosby) can be seen here inside his jacket.
Buttons with Army emblem
Ledo Road Shoulder Insignia
World War II Discharge insignia
Army Service Stripes. Each small stripe represents
six months overseas service (30 months are indicated).
The larger stripe represents three years honorable service.
Original Service Ribbons and Good Conduct Medal.
Note the Bronze Stars on the right-hand ribbon.
They indicate participation in campaigns:
India-Burma 02 APR 1942 - 28 JAN 1945
China Defensive 04 JUL 1942 - 04 MAY 1945
Worn on left sleeve by Army personnel serving in the CBI Theater of World War II.
The left-hand star represents China and is actually the sun surrounded by 12 points
for each hour in the traditional Chinese day. The right-hand star symbolizes the "Star
of India". The red, white, and blue represent the United States. Worn since 1942 it was
offically adopted on 13 November 1944. View variations of the CBI Patch.
Ledo Road Patch
Worn on right sleeve by Army personnel serving on the Ledo Road.
The winding road proceeds through Burma to China (represented by the sun).
The three stars represent the three countries involved: China, Burma, and India.
Approved for local wear only. View variations of the Ledo Road Patch.
World War II Honorable Discharge
Worn above the right breast pocket by Army personnel having been Honorably Discharged
from the Service in World War II. It allowed the uniform to be worn for 30 days after discharge
due to clothing shortages and also indicated the soldier was not AWOL.
More information about Dad's uniform.
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